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Historic Venice Florida, a John Noel-planned community, is one of few true waterfront cities on the Gulf of Mexico, in the heart of what has become known as the Cultural Coast of Florida. One of just three totally planned cities in Florida, Venice Florida is today the architecturally significant center of an area including Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis to the north, and Jacaranda, Plantation, and South Venice Florida. Venice Florida and Caspersen beaches are world famous for their unspoiled length as well as for the prehistoric fossil shark teeth found there.
Culturally rich, Venice Florida is home to the third most important community theater in the country, Venice Florida Theatre with some 1,700 volunteers and a year-round program; the Venice Florida Art Center; Venice Florida Historical Society; and the Venice Florida Symphony. Less than 30 minutes away in Sarasota there are community and Equity theaters, ballet, art, the circus, and sugar sand beaches.
Epiphany Cathedral is the center of the Catholic Diocese of Southwest Florida. The city also has two Jewish congregations and many other religious denominations.
The Osprey area is home to The Oaks, a community of multimillion-dollar homes, which takes its name from the former estate of the late Bertha Palmer of Chicago. Once the largest landowner in the area, Palmer was responsible for having the railroad extended to present-day Venice Florida from what is today known as Nokomis. Venice Florida was first known as Horse and Chaise.
Fishing has long been as popular as golf in the greater Venice Florida area. People fish from the pier, the beaches and from boats in the Gulf of Mexico, many lakes and waterways. Public and private courses offer a variety of golfing challenges and the Sarasota Croquet Club and Venice Florida Shuffleboard are also handy and active. There are several public tennis and basketball facilities and Venice Florida High School provides spectator sports year-round in a town that cares about its kids and their teams.
With a population of some 19,000, Venice Florida is a small town that benefits economically and socially from being part of an area of nearly 90,000.
Written by Kim Cool, author of Venice Florida History Illustrated and other works from Historic Venice Florida Press, a publisher of books relating to Southwest Florida.
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